(1) If an applicant for an order under another provision of this Chapter requests the making of an interim order and an Adjudicator is satisfied on reasonable grounds that urgent considerations justify the making of the order, the Adjudicator may:(a) make any order that could otherwise be made by the Adjudicator or the Tribunal, and(b) renew the order by serving notice in accordance with section 174 that the order is renewed if a request for its renewal is made not later than 3 months after the order was made.(2) An Adjudicator may revoke an interim order, or a renewal of an order, made under subsection (1).(3) An Adjudicator must serve notice in accordance with section 174 that the order has been revoked.(4) A person must not in, or in connection with, a request for an interim order or for the renewal of an interim order make a statement that the person knows is false or misleading in a material respect.
Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.(5) An interim order may be made or renewed even if:(a) an Adjudicator proposes to refer the application to the Tribunal, or(b) since receipt of the application, any procedure under this Act has not been followed or a function of an Adjudicator has not been exercised in relation to the application, or(c) the time, or extended time, for making written submissions on the application has not expired, or(d) a right of appearance or representation has not been exercised.(6) An interim order continues in force until:(a) the expiration of the period of 3 months that commenced with the making of the order, or(b) if application is duly made for its renewal—until the renewal is granted or refused, or(c) if it is renewed—the expiration of the period of 6 months that commenced with the making of the order.(7) Subsection (6) does not apply if the order is revoked by the Adjudicator or, on appeal, by the Tribunal or the application is determined in accordance with another provision of this Chapter.